Corey Taylor Book Signing (And Acoustic Performance) @ Book Soup

Last Wednesday, July 20, metal fans descended on The Sunset Strip to meet the voice of their idolatry, Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor.

Signing copies of his new philosophical memoir, Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good, Taylor packed the Book Soup aisles with eager youngsters who were treated to a reading from his new book, a Q&A session, and even a brief acoustic performance.

Check out the full listing of Book Soup’s author events at

–Brent X Mendoza

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Picks of the Week: July 25-31

Names Nights, a sacred tradition at the world famous Comedy Store, honors the accomplishments of store regulars by adding their names to its hallowed walls. Sharing valuable real estate alongside names like Sam Kinison, Jim Carrey and Chris Rock, this year’s batch of “graduates” will include Sarah Silverman, Tony Clifton, Judah Friedlander plus 25 other well knowns and soon-to-be well known. This Monday, July 25 don’t miss a night sure to be filled with surprises and big guest drop ins. Note: the reception for the honorees in the Main Room is private, but the general public is welcome to attend the show for free. Event begins at 8 p.m.

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New, Rock-Inspired Fashion Line Launches On The Strip

The Sunset Strip is notorious for its fashion choices just as much as it is for musical taste. From mini-skirts to guy-liner, snakeskin boots and big hair, The Strip ain’t just a stage, it’s a runway. This was more than true at the fashion line launch from one of The Strips familiar faces, Anyshka. Her line, AnyshkaA – By House of Anjou, is a collection of haute rock couture and one-of-kind clothing for the bohemian chic rocker sold exclusively at LIVE! On Sunset. 

The collection is influenced by summertime with materials that are mainly silks, chiffons, cottons and other natural fabrics mixed and trimmed with antique and vintage borders, real gold thread and semi-precious beading sequins. The line also features other baubles and trinkets to make each piece an original work of art, finished by hand with the precision of old world couture houses.

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Picks of the Week: July 18-24

The self proclaimed “Queen of The Sunset Strip” Dayle Gloria kicks off your week, each and every week, with her newly resurrected Club With No Name at the Viper Room. Tonight is no exception, with a killer lineup set to include Piss N Blood, Barb Wire Dolls, Super Black Market, Lido Beach, The Jezebels and of course the music of DJ Bigginz. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $5.

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Records + Craft Beer Garden = Summer Fun On The Strip!

The Sunset Strip was buzzing on Saturday as record fans and craft beer aficionados converged on the boulevard for a day of vinyl shopping, beer tasting and summer fun. Starting at 12 p.m., a record swap featuring more than 100,000 records, opened at LIVE! On Sunset, the former home of Tower Records. The event drew hundreds of diehard collectors as well as more casual fans as they purused the goods and struck up conversations and discussions about album art and the behind-the-scenes stories on some of the most notorious recording sessions.

Just three blocks away, the ColLAboration Craft Beer garden was pouring samples of locally produced beers from 24 ever-changing taps. Guests at this 21-and-older summer party also partnered to compete in bocce, washers, bean bags and badminton games. The beer garden also featured custom menus from local restaurants with direct-to-table delivery.

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Picks of the Week: July 12-17

It’s Paul Rudd Appreciation Month! That’s right, this month the world famous Comedy Store honors the funny man who has brought countless laughs to the romantic comedy-going public. In celebration of Mr. Rudd, The Store is offering two-for-one priced admission all month long! So spend your Tuesday enjoying cheap admission and even cheaper laughs at any of The Store’s signature shows: 16 Headlining Comics, Late Night Rumble, Trippin’ On Tuesdays. Download your attractive coupon and details here. 

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Beer & Animal Lovers Unite At The Roxy’s Vegan Beer Fest

As we count down the days (there’s two) ’til the first pop-up Craft Beer Garden on The Sunset Strip, we take a look back to another fun-in-the-sun craft beer day on The Strip: the second annual Vegan Beer Festival!

On June 25, fans of craft beer and animals joined forces to enjoy cold brews, vegan food trucks, sunny weather and live music throughout the day at The Roxy Theatre. The event featured more than 40 craft beers, pretzal necklaces and performances by The Stripminers, The Silent Comedy and The Mowgli’s.

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Scene On Sunset: Children Of Bodom Autograph Signing m/

The Sunset Strip’s newest record store, Soundcheck Hollywood, was rocking with pens on June 24 as Finnish heavy metalers Children of Bodom treated fans to an in-store autograph session and meet and greet.

Black T-shirts lined the block as the youthful legion of fans waited with vinyl records and posters in one hand and the devil horns raised on the other.

The autograph session kicked off Children of Bodom’s day-long adventure on The Strip, which concluded with a performance at the House of Blues.

Soundcheck Hollywood opened in the spring of 2011 and hosts weekly in-store signings and meet and greets with local and touring bands. For a schedule of events, visit or follow on Twitter @soundcheckstore.
–Photos courtesy of Brent X Mendoza

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Picks of the Week: July 5-10

Extend your holiday celebrating and recover from any post-Fourth of July blues tonight with double DJ sets at Trousdale Lounge. The party lounge to the stars will host sets from DJ Politik in the main room and DJ Kelly Cole in the back. Double your fun. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ages 21 and older. For table reservations, email
Wednesday, July 6 SoCal’s own reggae rockers Tomorrows Bad Seeds return to The Sunset Strip for another blazin’ show at the world famous Roxy Theatre. Already veterans of SSMF 2010, the band has risen to the top of their game, sharing the stage with acts like 311, Pennywise and Slightly Stoopid. Also performing this night: Supervillians, Micah Brown and D.P. Doors open at 8 p.m.

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